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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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GPS Mount

I have finally found a GPS mount that seems that it will work the way that I want it to. Now my question is how do you guys plug yours in? Do you have it hardwired to the accessory switch or do you just plug it into the lighter each time?

I am not using a Zumo, just a regular ol' Garmin Nuvii... Thanks...
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 07:20 PM
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I have my Garmin nuvi hard wired to the accessory plug under the seat.
It really isn't too bad of job to take the tank off and do it right.

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Hard wired mine to the wires from the accessory switch behind the speedo/tach. Hang the power wire through the clip that supports the clutch cable. I use the accessory switch to turn off the power if the unit is unplugged.


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I plug my TomTom (mounted on a RAM mount on the left mirror mount) into the lighter plug with a short coiled powercord that doesn't get in the way but has no trouble with handlebar movement. I only use the GPS on long trips and I like to be able to remove it easily and lock it up when parked.


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Thanks for the information. Now I am curious that when I do this, will I be able to hear the "bitch in the box" through my speakers or is this going to require some different type of wiring? Thanks....
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I purchased one of these for my Garmin Nuvi>>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/GA-NHWC2-Gar...#ht_973wt_1160

Im going to install it under the fairing this weekend


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I purchased one of these for my Garmin Nuvi>>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/GA-NHWC2-Gar...#ht_973wt_1160

Im going to install it under the fairing this weekend
this is what I was looking for and could not find!!! Thanks a Billion!!!
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Did you get this wired up yet? Curious how you like it?

Thanks!

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I purchased one of these for my Garmin Nuvi>>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/GA-NHWC2-Gar...#ht_973wt_1160

Im going to install it under the fairing this weekend
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I pulled the fairing apart and hard wired an adapter to the lighter wiring. When the bike is turned on, the Garmin sees power available and when it is turned off it asks whether I would like to continue running on internal batteries. In my case the adapter really lives in one glove box and only the wiring connection is inside the fairing. It seemed like a good answer to me with my Garmin mounted to my windshield. With as much fun as I had pulling and re-installing the fairing, make sure you get it right on the first go. You don't want to find out after everything is back together that something is not working right.

Added equipment was a stage 1 HD air cleaner, a Cee Baileys windshield and a turn out boot heel guard. I also went with the BAL1 tail light MOD. You can never be too safe with lighting. Now I am riding a Vision with minor mods to give me this.

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